This is a question for you synth heads out there, Flux Jetson et al. I have a Behringer BSY600 sunth pedal, which is the cheapo clone of the Boss SYB-5, and I'm trying to get a better grasp of how these things work. When I do a google search on "how synthsizers work", I get led to pages that explain that an analogue synth basically consists of a series of stages, the first being an oscillator which generates a sine, square, triangle, or sawtooth wave. The next stage is the filters, and the final stage is the amplifier. There can also be other modules like LFOs and so forth. The BSY600 has an LFO. So I guess my first question is: how is that initial waveform generated in one of these pedals? It gets the raw audio signal from the bass pickups, but where does it go from there? Is that raw instrument output the initial waveform, or is the circuit "reading" the frequency and producing a sine (or whatever) waveform of its own at the same note? I also have the Digitech Bass Synth Wah, which, according to what I've read, is not a real synth pedal but just a really good filter, using the raw instrument signal as the wavefrom source. Am I wrong? I have more questions, but I'll start with those ones.